Points International (NASDAQ:PCOM) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Points International and Etsy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
||Earnings Per Share
Etsy has higher revenue and earnings than Points International.
This table compares Points International and Etsy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
||Return on Equity
||Return on Assets
Institutional and Insider Ownership
44.6% of Points International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of Etsy shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Etsy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Points International has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Etsy has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Points International and Etsy, as provided by MarketBeat.
||Strong Buy Ratings
Points International currently has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 44.49%. Etsy has a consensus target price of $44.68, suggesting a potential upside of 7.54%. Given Points International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Points International is more favorable than Etsy.
Etsy beats Points International on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Points International
Points International Ltd. provides e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Loyalty Currency Retailing, Platform Partners, and Points Travel. The Loyalty Currency Retailing segment provides products and services designed to help loyalty program members unlock the value of their loyalty currency and accelerate the time to a reward. The Platform Partners segment offers various applications that are connected to and enabled by the functionality of the loyalty commerce platform (LCP); and provides loyalty programs, merchants, and other consumer service applications leverage the LCP to distribute loyalty currency, and loyalty commerce transactions through multiple channels, including loyalty program, co-branded, and third-party channels. The Points Travel segment provides online travel bookings, including Points Travel and PointsHound services. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Etsy, Inc. operates Etsy.com, a commerce platform to make, sell, and buy goods online and offline primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. It provides various seller services and tools that are designed to help entrepreneurs for starting, managing, and scaling their businesses. The company offers approximately 50 million items across approximately 50 retail categories to buyers. It also provides various seller services, including Etsy payments, a payment processing service; promoted listings, an on-site advertising service that allows sellers to pay for prominent placement of their listings in search results; shipping labels, which allows sellers in the United States and Canada to purchase discounted shipping labels; and pattern, a service that allows sellers to build custom Websites, as well as offers seller tools and education resources to manage the administrative side of their businesses. Etsy, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.
Receive News & Ratings for Points International Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Points International and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.